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The crust of toast may be trimmed off or left on, as desired.

It was brown as to crust, and flaky and light as to interior.

Lay in the bottom of the tureen some slices of bread without the crust.

Make some thin slices of toast, having cut off all the crust.

This will form a crust over it, and prevent evaporation of the juices.

Cover the pie with a crust, notch and ornament it, and bake it well.

Have ready some thin slices of buttered toast with the crust cut off.

I importune the Supreme Council for a post, a crust of bread, a home!

I am begging for a crust from the lavish plenty, all because I am struggling to be honest.

I warrant that she is pining away for want of a crust of bread.'

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "hard outer part of bread," from Old French crouste (13c., Modern French croûte) and directly from Latin crusta "rind, crust, shell, bark," from PIE *krus-to- "that which has been hardened," from root *kreus- "to begin to freeze, form a crust" (cf. Sanskrit krud- "make hard, thicken;" Avestan xruzdra- "hard;" Greek krystallos "ice, crystal," kryos "icy cold, frost;" Lettish kruwesis "frozen mud;" Old High German hrosa "ice, crust;" Old English hruse "earth;" Old Norse hroðr "scurf"). Meaning "outer shell of the earth" is from 1550s.

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